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What is the definition or description of: Circular rash at the site of a tick bite?

What is the definition or description of: Circular rash at the site of a tick bite?

Lyme Disease: Sometimes Lyme disease may cause a red, radial rash that is clear in the center. This is caused by Borrelia burgdorferi infection. ...Read more

Tick Bite (Definition)

A skin lesion caused by a tick that attaches to the skin and feeds on blood. Usually painless, a tick bite can lead to a local allergic reaction, or transmit diseases such as lyme, rocky mountain spotted fever, typhus, relapsing fever, ...Read more


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Should I go to the doctor for a tick bite? Very small Tick removed 2 days ago. Red itchy rash at site of tick bite. Applied cortisone cream.

Should I go to the doctor for a tick bite?  Very small Tick removed 2 days ago. Red itchy rash  at site of tick bite. Applied cortisone cream.

See DR: Tiny tick= risk for Lyme disease. You have a local reaction to the tick. There is good evidence for using a single dose of antibiotic, typically 200mg Doxycycline (I prefer minocycline) within 48 hrs after discovery of a deer tick to prevent Lyme. You need to be alert and ready for possible Lyme during the next 3 weeks. Unfortunately the blood tests are not reliable and sometimes the primary erytm ...Read more

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What is protocol for suspicion of tick bite in heavy deer and dog tick areas of new england?

What is protocol for suspicion of tick bite in heavy deer and dog tick areas of new england?

Look for body ticks: Symptoms of tick borne illness are varied depending on the tick vector and diseases carried. If you see any attached ticks and do not know how long they have been attached or any rashes, severe headaches, joint or muscle aches, neck stiffness or are just worried, see you primary doctor for a physical exam and lab testing asap. ...Read more

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What are the best antibiotics for a mosquito bite which developed into small area of red swollen tender skin??

What are the best antibiotics for a mosquito bite which developed into small area of red swollen tender skin??

The question: is do you need an antibiotics or topical anti-inflammatory or antihistamine. Antibiotics may be indicated only in the presence of secondary infection. Skin infections may respond to many different antibiotics especially the Penicillins, 1st& 2nd generation cephalosporins, macrolides, teteracycline, Clindamycins............ ...Read more

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Is it normal for a vesicular rash to erupt 7-10 days at the site of varicella vaccination in a 15 month old? The overall size of the rash is 1cm.

Is it normal for a vesicular rash to erupt 7-10 days at the site of varicella vaccination in a 15 month old? The overall size of the rash is 1cm.

Yes it can be: Varivax is a live virus vaccine. The incubation for natural chickenpox is 10-21 days. To have a little chickenpox rash at the site of the vaccine 7-10 days afterwards does happen in about 10% of cases. Some will develop mild chickenpox and break out all over the body. ...Read more

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What is the most effective antibiotic to be taken in case of asmall patch of cellulitis (about 2cm). In face developed after a mosquito bite??

What is the most effective antibiotic to be taken in case of asmall patch of cellulitis (about 2cm). In face developed after a mosquito bite??

Depends: Your doctor will be aware of the type of bacteria and the antibiotics best to use in your community. The bacteria that cause cellulitis are most often strep or staph. In some communities staph is resistant to some antibiotics and this often reflects the choice of medication. ...Read more

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Which antibiotic is best for a small area of cellulitis dt.mosquito bite; ofloxacin or azithromycin??

Which antibiotic is best for a small area of cellulitis dt.mosquito bite; ofloxacin or azithromycin??

Ofloxacin: Ofloxacin is very good for skin infections and is often prescribed for this type of infection. Zithromax isn't as good for skin infections and is rarely prescribed for this. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What's recommended as a cure for or at least help the itch from a bug bite?

What's recommended as a cure for or at least help the itch from a bug bite?

Soothing......: To treat bug bites consider applying calamine lotion. Apply crushed ice or a cold pack. A 1 to 1 mix of water and baking soda is effective when applied to the lesions. You can take oral medications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or chlorpheniramine. ...Read more

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Can the bullseye rash develop in one day from a tick bite?

14 days: The bullseye rash of lyme disease takes about 14 days to show up. You could have an allergic reaction to a bug bite that will develop within a day. Infection from a bite, not lyme disease, starts getting worse after about 2-3 days. ...Read more

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What type of insect or spider bites you and leaves a burning sensation at the bite?

What type of insect or spider bites you and leaves a burning sensation at the bite?

Many: Any insect toxin which will set up an inflammation can do this. See the following for information: << http://www.Webmd.Com/allergies/ss/slideshow-bad-bugs?Ecd=wnl_aaa_060412. ...Read more

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Which is the best home remedy for taking the itch out of mosquito bites?

Which is the best home remedy for taking the itch out of mosquito bites?

Remedies: Hello. Here are some ideas. Store aloe vera gel in the refrigerator and apply to affected area. Rub a basil leaf on the bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory properties effect. ...Read more

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The deer tick bite site is itching and inflamed again 2 months after a 30-day antibiotic treatment. Is this cause for concern?

The deer tick bite site is itching and inflamed again 2 months after a 30-day antibiotic treatment.  Is this cause for concern?

Get it checked: If this is truly the same site as the original, you should get it checked out. Best to revisit the same doctor involved with your first treatment for comparison sake. ...Read more

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An insect bite has taken on the appearance of a pimple. What is this?

An insect bite has taken on the appearance of a pimple. What is this?

Not unusual reaction: It is not unusual for a insect bite to chane its appearance to what looks like a pimple, so it is normal reaction. ...Read more

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Lumps like the size of a small key lime at injection site at the bend of arm. What is it?

Lumps like the size of a small key lime at injection site at the bend of arm. What is it?

Hematoma: You may have a small blood pocket formed by puncture of a vein, or small fluid collection on the tissue surrounding the vein. Put ice an pressure on it for the first 12-24 hours then place warm compress on it. Avoid aspirin Aleve (naproxen) or ibuprofen use. ...Read more

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Chigger bite marks on someone's skin. Is there a precription available to decrease swelling and itching vs. Otc?

Chigger bite marks on someone's skin. Is there a precription available to decrease swelling and itching vs. Otc?

Chiggers: The original triple-action formula( stingease) offers quick relief from a variety of insect bites and stings. Provides instant relief from bites and stings associated with common insects, such as bees, ticks, mosquitoes, fire ants and chiggers. Triple-action formula stops pain, eliminates itching and reduces swelling, cleans and disinfects the impacted area. This is otc. ...Read more

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Will a tick bite always produce a red ring or a guarantee of Lyme disease?

Will a tick bite always produce a red ring or a guarantee of Lyme disease?

No: Only deer ticks carry the lyme organism, wood ticks do not. Not all deer ticks are infected. The characteristic rash is sometimes easy to miss. ...Read more

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Insect bite that started out as a red dot that 48 hours later is a red ring with a white non pustule center. ?

Insect bite that started out as a red dot that 48 hours later is a red ring with a white non pustule center. ?

See your doctor: Please follow up with your doctor for a skin check. Insect bites can progress and worsen into skin infections that should be evaluated. Also your medical provider can prescribe treatments for relief from possible itching that you may be experiencing. ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

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Rash (Definition)

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